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Earth Science
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  • Authored by: Katherine Cullen, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Pioneers In Science
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816054649
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5464-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 550
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 192


Earth science is the study of the Earth, its origin, its structure, the changes it has undergone, and the past and future consequences of those changes. Its four major branches include meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and geology. From the formulation of the three major principles of modern geology to the publishing of Principles of Geology, Earth Science profiles 10 influential people who made amazing discoveries in Earth science. Each chapter contains relevant information on the scientist's childhood, research, discoveries, and lasting contributions to the field and concludes with a chronology and a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

Entries include:

  • Georgius Agricola
  • Georges Cuvier
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Arthur Holmes
  • Alexander von Humboldt
  • James Hutton
  • Sir Charles Lyell
  • William Smith
  • Nicolaus Steno
  • Alfred Wegener.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Appendixes. Glossary. Further reading. Chapter-specific chronologies. Web sites.

About the Author(s)

Katherine Cullen, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University. She has also taught science and trained teachers for Kaplan Educational Services. In 2002 she initiated and coordinated for undergraduate science majors a training program in biomedical research. Cullen acted as abridgement editor for four Schaum’s Easy Outlines: Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Beginning Chemistry.

Reviews and Awards

"Black-and-white photographs and line drawings offer welcome visual representations of scientific concepts. Sidebars elucidate more complex related topics and pertinent personalities...in-depth..."
School Library Journal

"...a fine teaching and learning tool that can do nothing but augment a science curriculum. This is also a well-written scientific text that brings life to the geologists whose work has meant so much to the betterment of science."
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